Programmes Overview

PRODIGY is anchored at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru. You can read about the NIAS Gifted Education Programme on the rest of this website.

NIAS - EGT
Education for the Gifted and Talented

NIAS leads the National Programme on Identification and Mentoring of gifted children (0-18 years), popularly known as the NIAS - Education for the Gifted and Talented programme (NIAS - EGT).


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NIAS -
Training And Development

NIAS-EGT works closely with the children, parents, teachers, counsellors, school management and the mentors to provide a holistic support to the overall development of the gifted and talented children.


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NIAS - ALC
Advanced Learning Centers

The goal is to nurture young, high ability learners into well rounded, responsible, high impact experts in their fields, instilled with noble human values.


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NIAS - MAIYA PRODIGY
Fellowship Programme.

A platform to engage in various projects that helps them gain specialized knowledge and experience in their particular areas of interest


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NIAS -
Summer & Winter Workshops.

NIAS- EGT conducts frequent summer/winter workshops for the children in the NIAS Education for the Gifted & Talented programme Pool. The workshops provide the children an opportunity to engage in active learning.


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NIAS - Rural/Tribal
Residential Workshops

Workshops are intended to observe the children in action. They are designed in such a way that it suits the cultural learning context of the child.


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NIAS-
Curriculum Development

The materials are designed for self directed learning,  where the content is organised by the difficulty level and not mapped to specific age groups.


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For Followers

To keep the child engaged and challenged and to foster the development of their gifts proper guidelines required to the specific categories below.

For Mentors

In our endeavours to identify and nurture the nation’s brightest young minds, we believe mentorship plays a crucial role. Biographies and retrospective studies of adult achievers in any field suggest the importance of mentors. NIAS-EGT visualizes a mentor as a guide/facilitator in exposing the gifted child or adolescent to knowledge in his/her area of interest, hands-on learning experiences to help develop the child’s cognitive structures, as well as guidance to the child as he/she chooses and commits to a career path. In the absence of both an appropriate curriculum and an adult who can provide guidance, many young potential achievers in India choose a career path that does not match their passion, capabilities, and training. We need to urgently address this in today's world.

Students Profiles

Sri Uma

Global Indian International School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I am interested in Mathematics, Sciences, Language, Literature, History, Civics, Geography, Art, Music, Photography, Tennis, Basketball, Martial Arts, and many more. I want to be an astronaut, a scientist, a chef, a teacher, and many more. I wish to positively reach out and contribute to Earth and Humanity…

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Shravya Shedikaje

Christ King PU college, Karkala
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Udupi

I wish to be an Ayurvedic Doctor. I aim to study about some of the plant species in western Ghats which were used as medicines in olden days but are now neglected due to the easy availability of allopathic medicines. I hope to bring them back to use in medical practice. My significant achievements so…

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Siva Sainath Reddy

Silver Oaks International School, Hyderabad
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 7
Location: Hyderabad

I love learning and exploring. Some of my interests are Robotics, Programming, and Cardiology. I have learnt the basics in 2 programming languages that are java and python; I am now learning how to develop apps using python and java in android studio. I would like to learn swift in the future in order…

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Gayatri Krishna Kumar

National Pubic School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

I share my birthday with the mighty Greek Gods Artemis and Apollo. I like to make use of my skills in creative art during my leisure time. I am extremely passionate about music and dance and wish to pursue it in the future. I am fascinated by various concepts in Math and Social Studies. I enjoy meeting…

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Spoorthi K S

BASE PU College, Bangalore
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Bangalore

My aim is to pursue Molecular Genetics and serve humanity by ridding it of the various diseases which lurk behind the industrial façade. I began thinking about this after I watched few documentaries on PBS NOVA like “Cracking your Genetic code” and others. I have given a couple of seminars on this topic…

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Aaditri Joshi, 7 years

PNC Cognitio School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - EGT General Programme
Standard: 2
Location: Bangalore

Aaditri is interested in reading science and mythology. She has widely read the Mahabharata, Bhagwad Geeta, Bhagwadam and also the Greek mythology. She loves to delve in themes and interconnecting the far ends, for example Bhagwadam with science and politics. She observes and questions the texts and…

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Varun Ravichandran

National Public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

At school, I enjoy learning Physics, Math, Chemistry and Biology. But what I love most is building and creating structures of various models. Be it symmetry with Contraptions or life size models of monuments in puzzles, I can spend hours on these. The 3-d model building in ALC is thoroughly enjoyable.…

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Gagan D.

Masters P.U.College, Hassan.
Programme: MAIYA PRODIGY Fellowship Programme.
Standard: None
Location: Hassan

I aim to become a robotic engineer. Based on my technical expertise, I hope to create machines that will help reduce the hardships of irrigation and farming, to create economically strong farmers who make the backbone of our nation. My significant achievements so far include getting the second price…

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Hrushikesh

Parikrama Humanity Foundation, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 8
Location: Bangalore

I have an interest in Fitness, Music, Sports, knowing about Bio-life and anyhealthy competition. I had taken part in the Google Science fair in Grade 6 and reached the level "Alpha". Just when I could have become an "Agent" I failed as I didn't have enough resources to continue and lost the chance to…

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Sarvesh Chandrasekaran

Primus Public School, Bangalore
Programme: NIAS - ALC
Standard: 9
Location: Bangalore

My goal is to become a geologist or data scientist in an IT company and get promoted to a CEO position.Alternatively, my goal is to become a traveler and take off on a world tour. Social Science is my most favorite subject.I believe Civics and Economics go hand in hand, helping me understand how my…

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About Us

National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) was conceived and founded in 1988 by the late Mr. J. R. D. Tata, who sought to create an institution to conduct advanced multidisciplinary research. NIAS brings together individuals from diverse intellectual backgrounds like the administrators and managers from industry and government, leaders in public affairs, eminent individuals in different walks of life, and the academicians in the natural and life sciences, humanities, and social sciences